Jack Ryder was a career merchant mariner who grew up in Morgan City, Louisiana. He comes from a long line of work boat captains, mostly supply boats for oil rigs. Jack’s early life was pretty good, his family was well off. Jack was somewhat estranged from his parents who were always working and was raised mostly by the family butler. After dropping out of high school as a freshman in 2014, Jack went and joined up with the Merchant Mariners. The first couple years went by pretty quickly and Jack found his sea legs early and learned the job well. In late August, Jack’s boat was dispatched to head to Chernarus to deliver US Marine equipment for the Navy to support combat troops garrisoned in the area. Jack’s vessel ‘Eleanor’ was hit by a rogue wave a few miles offshore and by the time he realized what was happening, it was to late and the boat was going under. Jack ran to the stern of the ship and released a life raft. Jack washed ashore on an island just off the coast of Kamyshovo, which looked deserted. He began to realize shortly thereafter, there's nothing but death around and now his only concern is to find a way home and or learn to thrive here in this place. He constantly roam this country in search of any life but yet no luck.